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Teenage fashion of the 50’s

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

From the early to late 1950s traditional, formal dress was generally the fashion. In the late 50’s, starting from 1957, the fashion restrains were more weak and teenagers promoted informal dress.

Christian Dior

The most influential fashion designer of the 1950s dominated fashion after World war II, by introducing the first great postwar collection, called the “New Look” by Life magazine’ s journalists.

Dior assumed that people wanted something new, revolutionary after the war, so he designed luxury clothing.

Jackets were pinched in at the waist, dresses had darts, shoulders become rounded and natural from longer squared, skirts were made so that woman retain her natual curves.

Like accessories women wore hats, gloves, purses, and shoes.


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